A few stories that caught our attention this week include the top 5 questions VARs should ask when selecting a document management partner, how the Long Beach police department uses OCR to catch criminals and how QR codes are key in the upcoming holiday marketing efforts and more.
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Top 5 Questions VARs Should Ask When Selecting a Document Management Partner - Channel Partners
By Jim True
Businesses are constantly looking for better ways to improve efficiency and protect sensitive information while making information more accessible when needed. As a result, chances are that document management will be considered an ideal candidate in helping businesses reach their objectives.Here are five questions you can use to help determine which vendor is right for you.
How Automatic License Plate Recognition (LPR) Technology Works - boingboing
By Mark Frauenfelder
An officer from the Long Beach Police Department shows how automatic license plate recognition technology works. He demos a system installed in a patrol car equipped with four cameras. "Each camera is recording at all times, so no matter what mode you're in, it'll be recording off all four of the cameras… it shows you a picture the car, it shows you a picture of the plate that it caught and then what it does is it takes that image and using optical character recognition (OCR) it will compare it to a database. In our case we are running multiple databases -- we have 'wanted felony vehicles,' 'be on the lookout,' '24 hour hotsheet,' 'wanted by detectives,' 'LA County warrants,' and our 'gang unit.' In addition to this we have 'stolen vehicles,' which are available to everybody in the state. Currently in our database we have 24,000,000 plus reads."
Read more to see how QR Codes will affect this holiday season.